DC Network holds two national member conferences a year, one in London in the Spring and one out-of-London in the Autumn. The conferences offer a chance for members to meet in small groups to discuss personal issues, as well as the opportunity to hear personal stories and talks from expert speakers. We normally offer our Children's Group (see section above) at our conferences. These are half-day workshops for donor conceived children or siblings of donor conceived children aged between 8 and 12yrs.
Unfortunately, we have had to cancel our 2020 conferences.due to the current situation. We will let members know as soon as we have news on when our next one will be.
DCN Member Support Groups
We have various smaller groups within the network to support families in specific situations. For example, we have a group for solo mums, lesbians, older mums and those who have used a family member as a donor. We also run online DCN Chats. DCN Chats are volunteer-led online meetups. They offer a space for peer support and connection. We have a regular schedule of events, which is expanding and offers something for everyone. To see a list of our DCN Chats you will need to become a member. Members can see full details of the Chats by logging on and going to the DCN Chats section of the website in the members-only menu on the right..
DC Network volunteers organise local events and meetings around the country. To see a list of our DCN local groups you will need to become a member. Members can see full details of our groups and events by logging in and going to the Local Groups section of the website in the members-only menu on the right. If we don't have a group near you, you could start one. We have lots of things we can do to support you in getting a new group up and running. Contact us by phone or email to find out if there is a local group near you. Many of these groups have an online presence also.